This isn’t exactly new ground for our mates in Wildheart, but it’s definitely a song/video that’s going to get a few people talking. The guys have unveiled their heavy new song ‘Rising Tide‘ which also features Shaun Allen of Nerve Damage and it focuses on the mistreatment of Indigenous Australians and the divide between their communities and the rest of the country.
Frontman Axel Best, an Indigenous man from Yugambeh tribe, explained the meaning behind the song, revealing:
“Rising Tide follows on from our last single Depression. Oppression. Anxiety. (D.O.A.) released in 2017 where the lyrics deal with issues of bigotry and racism on a more global spectrum, whereas Rising Tide is very much a personal statement about issues surrounding the indigenous people of Australia.”
Guest collaborator, Shaun Allen, is also a fellow Yugambeh/Bundjalung member and with his involvement, the pair shine a light on the Indigenous Australians who have had their homes, children and rights taken away from them + on top of that, they highlight the mistreatment of aboriginals by government/law enforcement officials and the increasing number of members in jail and those who have lost their lives, an issue that has plagued the country’s first people for years.
It’s hard-hitting, emotive and honestly one of their best pieces to work to date. I’m all for it, so stop reading and get streaming the track now!